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RadToolBar uses skins to control the overall look-and-feel of the toolbar. A skin is a set of images and a CSS stylesheet that can be applied to the toolbar elements (items, images, etc.) and defines their look and feel. To apply a skin to the toolbar, set its Skin property, either using the properties pane or the RadToolBar Smart Tag.

RadToolBar is installed with a number of built-in skins:

ToolBar Skins Thumbnails

The Material skin is available for the Lightweight RenderMode only. If you experience visual issues with it, make sure your controls are not using the default Classic mode.

Using No Skin

To use the toolbar with no skin, set the Skin property to an empty string and set the EnableEmbeddedSkins property to False. When using no skin, you will probably want to use your own CSS classes to adjust the appearance of the toolbar.

Customizing Skins

You can tweak the existing skins, or create your own. Each skin has two main elements: images and a stylesheet. When creating your own, it is a good idea to start with the stylesheet for an existing skin and alter that. See Tutorial: Creating a Custom Skin for a step-by-step walk through. To use your own skin

  1. Add the new CSS file to your project.

  2. Drag and drop the CSS file from the Project Explorer onto your Web page.

  3. Set the EnableEmbeddedSkins property of the RadToolBar to False.

The stylesheet for a RadToolBar skin has the name ToolBar.[SkinName].css and can be found in the ...Skins/[SkinName] directory. The images are found in the ...Skins/[SkinName]/ToolBar directory. For example, the stylesheet for the "Black" skin is called ToolBar.Black.css and is located in the ...Skins/Black directory. The images are found in the ...Skins/Black/ToolBar directory. The images are referenced by name from within the stylesheet.

For more information on the CSS File structure, see Understanding the Skin CSS File.

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